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Mysterious exe

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    Mysterious exe


    What the H E double hockey sticks is a program with a name like "52955b66-582f-400a-a216-94fb4a79167d.exe"? I found it when sifting through application control in zone alarm. I've temporarily frozen it until I can figure out what it is. I googled it and for the first in my life google said No Hits. Anyone know how to figure out what this is?

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    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Where is it? The path may give a clue. What does it say if you right click on it and look at properties?
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    I thought of that just as I was posting the thread. It seems to be in an avast! folder, but I've used avast! for years and I don't ever remember there being files with a name like 52955b66-582f-400a-a216-94fb4a79167d. Strange days on this computer of mine, now I'm also seeing StripMyRights, which I don't remember installing, unless it's part of Simple Software Policy from IWR Consultancy. I'm only 39, I shouldn't be going senile yet...
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    Wouldn't it be safe to say that a legitimate Avast file would come back with at least a few thousand hits on google, as opposed to "NO HITS"?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Migotop View Post
    Wouldn't it be safe to say that a legitimate Avast file would come back with at least a few thousand hits on google, as opposed to "NO HITS"?!
    Yes it would. If properties doesn't say anything interesting (although it will at least tell you when it was created which might remind you of something) you could search for the GUID in the registry.

    Run the regedit program and search for 52955b66-582f-400a-a216-94fb4a79167d

    Don't change anything - just let us know if it is found and where.
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